American Big Bud Strain Information

Deebs

The Sentient Naturewalker
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This pack was donated to the preservation project by J. James. Much appreciated.

Provenance @J. James has shared.
American Big Bud (F6) is Afghani X Skunk #1
This line was given to my father in 86' from a buddie of his that was living & growing in Jacksonville, FL.
I was told that it was the Dutch who mixed it with Northern Lights and the result was a sweeter more humidity tolerant strain but overall a less resinous plant and that happened in the early 90's.

For this plant to give you the legendary colas its known for you need to drop your humidity below 40% by the second week of flower. Tie or double scrog the plant to support the weight and super crop the bottom half of the plant so you can get airflow up threw the canopy. Even though she is a huge yielding plant and sensitive to humidity, she is not demanding of nutrients and easy to overfeed. If you loose your lower fan leaves early in flower your yield will suffer. This is one strain I recommend minimal defoliation and really your goal should be to keep as many fan leaves as you can as they will be used as backup storage when the plant bulks up the last 3 weeks of flower. She flowers in 7 - 9 weeks and is easy to clone.
 

Gentlemancorpse

Cannabis Chaotician
LoL-. dude name is so commercial.
It remand me of some cash crop mids weed..
That's actually exactly where it originates from. Big bud comes from an era where the average yields were much lower and strain names were based off actual traits, like Panama Red was weed from Panama with red hairs. Big bud was 100% bred to be a high yielding strain for producers. Home growing wasn't really a common thing back then, and there weren't really commercial growers either because it was illegal. There was just suppliers and dealers, and they both made more money if the strains they grew yielded more, with less effort, while still maintaining a good quality. And since there was no internet, calling it Pinky Headband Sapsucker wouldn't have been very helpful, because no one would know what to expect. If you called it Big Bud, everyone knew what they were getting. The American version was developed in the 70s originally, but the strain became far more popular after it was smuggled into the Netherlands, and even won the Cannabis Cup in 1989, but as mentioned above, the Dutch altered the strain to be a sweeter tasting version before that.

I remember growing Big Bud crosses in the early 2000s, but at that point it was mostly used as a building block to increase the yield of other strains and it was kind of viewed as exactly what you describe, a kind of mediocre strain primarily for large scale suppliers. Dealers would call it other names because they didn't want the exact reaction you just had lol. They'd call it Skunk or Northern Lights or whatever. You'd grow it to sell, while you grew something more interesting for your head stash. It was still better than 90% of the weed that was available anywhere outside of California though.

And since then I've come to appreciate the nuance of some of these older strains. A lot of them hold up really well. Personally I'm really excited to see what this looks like, I've never seen pre-Dutch era Big Bud myself.
 

Skunky Dunk Farms

Cannabinoid Receptor
That's actually exactly where it originates from. Big bud comes from an era where the average yields were much lower and strain names were based off actual traits, like Panama Red was weed from Panama with red hairs. Big bud was 100% bred to be a high yielding strain for producers. Home growing wasn't really a common thing back then, and there weren't really commercial growers either because it was illegal. There was just suppliers and dealers, and they both made more money if the strains they grew yielded more, with less effort, while still maintaining a good quality. And since there was no internet, calling it Pinky Headband Sapsucker wouldn't have been very helpful, because no one would know what to expect. If you called it Big Bud, everyone knew what they were getting. The American version was developed in the 70s originally, but the strain became far more popular after it was smuggled into the Netherlands, and even won the Cannabis Cup in 1989, but as mentioned above, the Dutch altered the strain to be a sweeter tasting version before that.

I remember growing Big Bud crosses in the early 2000s, but at that point it was mostly used as a building block to increase the yield of other strains and it was kind of viewed as exactly what you describe, a kind of mediocre strain primarily for large scale suppliers. Dealers would call it other names because they didn't want the exact reaction you just had lol. They'd call it Skunk or Northern Lights or whatever. You'd grow it to sell, while you grew something more interesting for your head stash. It was still better than 90% of the weed that was available anywhere outside of California though.

And since then I've come to appreciate the nuance of some of these older strains. A lot of them hold up really well. Personally I'm really excited to see what this looks like, I've never seen pre-Dutch era Big Bud myself.
Big Bud, Acapolco Gold, Panama Red, Bolivian Blue, Columbian Gold and Skunk #1. Edit! Forgot one, the Thai sticks.
All from the 70's into early 80's and never been a time like it since!
These are coming on line very soon.
 
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